Arkansas pulls away for 8-2 win
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (May 25, 2023) – The Frisco RoughRiders were within two runs until late in Thursday's ballgame, but the Arkansas Travelers added four late runs to win 8-2 at Dickey-Stephens Park. Box Score Dustin Harris doubled to lead off the seventh for Frisco, stole a base and
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (May 25, 2023) – The Frisco RoughRiders were within two runs until late in Thursday's ballgame, but the Arkansas Travelers added four late runs to win 8-2 at Dickey-Stephens Park.
Dustin Harris doubled to lead off the seventh for Frisco, stole a base and scored on an error to cut the deficit to 4-2, but Arkansas (27-15) scored the final four runs of the night. Frisco (18-23) put multiple runners aboard in each of the final three innings but did not score after Harris came home in the seventh.
The RoughRiders, who entered the series with the third-highest scoring offense in the Texas League, have been held to two runs in each game this series.
Owen White (1-2) allowed four earned runs and six hits in four innings for Frisco, with five walks and five strikeouts. He eluded early trouble with a pair of strikeouts in the first inning and a double play in the third, but allowed runs in each of his final three frames.
Emerson Hancock (5-1) conceded just two hits to Frisco and one earned run in six innings. Evan Carter recorded the RoughRiders' first hit with two outs in the fourth inning but Hancock immediately got a ground out to end the inning.
Trevor Hauver finally drew blood off Hancock in the fifth inning with an RBI single to score Harris. Harris had walked that inning and went 2-for-3 in the game with two runs. Hauver recorded three base hits to raise his batting average to .250.
Game four of the six-game series is on Friday, May 26 at 7:05 p.m. from North Little Rock. Frisco hands the ball to RHP Ricky Vanasco (0-0, 0.00 ERA) for his second start of the year. Arkansas will send out RHP Juan Mercedes (1-0, 3.43 ERA).
Frisco’s next home game is Tuesday, May 30 at 6:35 p.m. against the San Antonio Missions. Get your tickets now at RidersBaseball.com or call 972.731.9200.
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and the 2022 Texas League champions. In 2023, the team is celebrating its 20th anniversary and has consistently finished in the top five among all Double-A franchises in attendance yearly. In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, Bullpen Bar, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world's largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest's prestigious "Best Ballpark Renovation" award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 185 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball including current Rangers Josh Jung, Cole Ragans and Bubba Thompson. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact [email protected].